Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
HH: One of the first Americans to react to the slaughter in Paris, the assassination of journalists and police alike this morning was Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina. He put out a statement on the terror attacks. He was talked to by Dana Bash, and he joins me now. Senator Graham, welcome, thank you for joining us, and I think you hit the right note here, which is people have got to wake up. This is getting worse, not better.
LG: It is, and what should we learn from this? My condolences to the families and the people who were killed and injured, and to the French people, but it’s not an attack on our homeland, but it’s definitely an attack on our way of life. So here’s what I take from Paris. We should reevaluate our Defense policies on several fronts. Number one, this was definitely ISIL-inspired, if not directed. Here’s the first question. Is there a command and control capability from Syria and Iraq to direct people in France or other places? Was there a French franchise of ISIS that’s so organized they could direct this attack? Somebody planned this attack. Somebody directed it. It was very professional. Did that happen inside of France, or was there a connection to Iraq and Syria? The longer it takes to destroy ISIL, the more likely we are to get hit, because every day they survive and stay rich and entrenched in Syria and Iraq, the more likely a foreign fighter comes our way with an American passport or a European passport.
HH: Now earlier today, Senator…
HH: …you told Dana Bash over on CNN people in your business need to be concerned.
HH: I think this was a strategic attack by ISIS on a journalistic outlet to send a message to all media.
HH: Do you agree with that?
LG: Totally. They’re soft targets, and they get a big bang for their buck. But President Obama is really not engage in a strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. I believe he’s trying to contain the threat and get it, you know, let the clock run out on his watch, because to destroy ISIL, you’ve got to have an American ground component. Mosul is a city of a million people. Fallujah was a city of a hundred thousand. And the only way we liberated Fallujah from Al Qaeda in Iraq was about 99,000 Marines and American Army personnel. Mosul’s ten times larger. How can the Iraqi Army do it without some American help? And the Syrian side is a complete mess. So number one, I think the President is consciously avoiding a policy to destroy ISIL, and that makes us less safe at home, causes opportunities to hit us. Number two, the President’s policies regarding high value terrorist suspects is to read them their Miranda rights. We no longer hold people as enemy combatants. We give them a lawyer, put them in federal court within hours or days of capture. We’re losing a lot of human intelligence because he’s abandoned an enemy combatant law of war model. And third, and we’ve talked about this a lot, the Defense cuts, the intelligence community’s budget is going to be devastated when sequestration kicks back in, in 2016. There’s a perfect storm brewing to have this country hit again.
I am really tired of listening to these people who say people like Sen Graham will lead us to war if he keeps talking this way.
PEOPLE WE ARE IN A WAR NOW AND WE ARE LOSING BECAUSE WE ARE NOT BELIEVING PEOPLE LIKE SENATOR GRAHAM WHO IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM
SECOND. NO ONE PLANS TO BE IN A WAR, WE ARE USUALLY PUSHED INTO IT. THE PEOPLE WHO SAY WE WANT TO BE IN WAR HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY.
It is not for us to lose American lives defending the entire world against muslims. If France is hit, it up to them to rid their country of the muslim threat, if England has a problem with muslims it is up to them to rid their country of muslms. Why should we send our young to those country's to rid them of their problem? When we are 22 trillion dollars in debt, why should we send financial support to those countries? Now if these country's show the resolve to fight these people and start deporting them back to the hell holes they came from, then that's another question.
I do believe in Hadrian and Reagans "Peace through Strength" stance. obama, on the other hand, believes in peace thru submission which isn't peace at all but annihilation.
frjm, It's called 'surrender'!
Absolutely not. Apparently you did not read my post either especially: "Now if these country's show the resolve to fight these people and start deporting them back to the hell holes they came from, then that's another question".
Not that I have an issue with much of what you say, but respectfully consider this statement if made say in 1939 instead of 2015: "If France is hit, it up to them to rid their country of the NAZI threat, if England has a problem with NAZIs it is up to them to rid their country of NAZIs. Why should we send our young to those country's to rid them of their problem?" Now what would you say? Shall we wait until Al Baghdadi and company are slicing and dicing the USA? Just curious. And again no disrespect meant. Just a comment.
Michael P. Logan
Please re-read my post. I stand by what I said but you picked through it and selected what you wished to address, not what I actually wrote.
have a good day.
TRUTH.....YOU SPEAK SOUNDLY. MORE THEN ANYTHING.....I WANT OBAMA FORCED TO INVADE ISIS FROM ALL SIDES. HE MUST BE FORCED TO RESPOND BEFORE HE IS OUT OF OFFICE.
GONE IS THE TIME OF PUSHING THEM BACK INTO SYRIA THEN US LEAVING FOR HOME.
WE MUST SURROUND THE THEATER OF WAR THEN DRAW THE PERIMETER TOWARD THE CENTER AND KILL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM (ISIS). SIMILAR TO WHAT GOD TOLD THE JEWS TO DO WHEN THEY TOOK OVER THEIR LAND. GOD HAD THEM KILL EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING---- COW, HORSE & GOAT AND LAMB .
I am not sure of your history and do not wish to insult you if you have served. But, if you did serve in combat you are aware of what I will say. No I did not serve in the military but I have, none the less, been in some very tight situations.
It's easy to suggest this and demand that but when you have someone trying to kill you at the same time you're trying to kill them it gets a little hairy. And one might question whether your belief in your God is stronger then their belief in their God. The simplicity of your plan does not take into consideration the deaths of those involved in that plan. Your plan suggests that it would be a short lived war and that is not the case either. If you suggest nuclear then you will bring in Russia and China and this world would become a nuclear wasteland. It is possible with Iran desperately trying to produce a nuclear bomb it might happen sooner then later, but that's another situation. If you suggest biological the same will happen. There is no simple solution to the problem, but to attempt genocide would make us no better than them.
YES! We are in a religious war with Islam and they declared it and have already killed many Christians to boot. A blind dog could see this war!
.....Let's be simple;....
ONE SIMPLE QUESTION...Does anyone out there CARE TO ANSWER IT STRAIGHT?
What follows is sent to many places all over the NET, blogs, websites, radio talk-shows, all tv networks, including the tv tabloid's (MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS,with their so called 'anchors' and 'achorettes'...and the rest), also to Washington DC Kingdom', meaning, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS, SENATE, specific polilticians (corrupted and others that seems to be not too corrupted (not yet),...and of course to CAIR / Mr Ahmed Rehab - first in the line,..and others weeds.....so virtually everyone out there.
Some of them agree with me, others hate my guts and want my head,....but fear and intimidation are two words never found in my dictionary
So here is the simple question;....
WHICH IDEOLOGY,... SCHOOL OF THOUGHT,... MENTALITY... IS THE FOUNDATION AND PLATFORM FOR THOSE BALSTED ERRATICAL ISLAMIC-MUSLIM TERRORISTS ASSASSINS?...do we have an answer on this one?
Alright , let's ask in another manner; -
From the religions /school of thought / way of life / ideology,...faith ,if you will....WHICH ONE RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY IS THE ONE USED AS PLATFORM FOR ASSASINATION, DESTRUCTION,ALL KIND OF NEFARIOUS BRUTAL ACTS AROUND THE WORLD?...WHICH ONE?...
JUDEO-CHRISTIAN? TIBET-LAMA METAPHYSIC SCHOOL?... VEDA-HINDU DICIPINE?... KRISHNA FOLLOWERS GROUPS? ....SCIENTOLOGY? ....LUTHERAN?.... BAPTISTS? ....ISLAMIC-MUSLIM JIHADDIST SPECTRUM? .....JEWHOVA WITNESS,.....BAHAI? which one?... just,take a pick.
If the brain is developing smoke for is so difficult to process it...allow me to help out;
THE BLASTED ASSASSINS TERRORISTS HAVE AS PLATFORM THE ISLAMIC-MUSLIM JIHADDIST IDEOLOGY.
Bottom line; THE OBAMA GANG TERRORIST FRIENDLY-ORIENTED, STILL EMBARKED IN THE DECONSTRUCTION AGENDA FOR OUR COUNTRY,..OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE IS WEAK AND GETING EVEN WEAKER AS TIME GOES BY.
THE CURRENT ADMINSTRATION IS NOT! WATCHING FOR THE BEST INTEREST NOR THE SAFETY OF OUR COUNTRY.
Input anyone? Opinions welcome.